The Good Life

Here I am, enjoying Portland. Did a 3 hour ride with Ira today after riding an hour each way to the glorious paint shop to pick up 2 of his new bikes that are ready to be built.

the paint shop w/doggy

cargo bike w/ Ira Ryan Cycles cargo
ss humuhumu nukunuku apua’a in background w/doggy

We had coffee, too. This has been the way of things since our arrival. The train trip from Sacramento to here was poopY with a capital Why, you ask? Our midnight train was 3 hours late. It lost another 2 hours as it crept north. We were in coach. Coach is “gritty” and especially after 2 days in a sleeper living the first class lifestyle. We did get to see Mt Shasta. Bonus.

Ira picked us up via cargobike at the train station. He brought a bike down on it and I rode that away and Cody rode in the cargo bin. It was awesome, we stopped for pizza and beer on the way. Good times. We rode Ira’s IRONCHUNK creation around the neighborhood, the Tom Cruiser!

bmx style bike w/sidecar – sketchy!

We have hit a few bike shops including City Cycle which has better parts bins than the Bike Library and (to Cody’s delight) real women employees!

Ira’s house is filled with bicycles and bicycle lovers (both house mates are messengers) and is quite the fun place to hang out, it even has a funny bike!

I gots ahold of me Ira Ryan jersey, too. Much more to report but it must wait until later. Chow!

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3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Noah said,

    I spy my frame!!

    Looks like a pretty excellent day

  2. 2

    Tarik Saleh said,

    Glargh twich twich, what a great trip!

  3. 3

    1–i’m getting excited about my ira ryan skinsuit, was it?
    2–maybe i should build up MY funny bike?


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